Masked Gunman Makes Off With $4,000 in Islands Restaurant Robbery

No restaurants employees were injured in the armed robbery

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    A man waited until past closing time to rob an Islands restaurant in Woodland Hills Sunday night. Employees were inside when the man with a handgun took about $4,000 from a safe. Reggie Kumar reports from Woodland Hills for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, August 11, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug 11, 2014)

    Police were searching for a masked gunman who made off with $4,000 after holding an employee at gunpoint at an Islands restaurant in Woodland Hills late Sunday.

    The armed robbery was reported around 11:15 p.m. at the restaurant in the 23300 block of Mulholland Drive, said Sgt. Ibanez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    A man wearing a black bandanna entered the back door of the closed restaurant and pulled a gun out on one of the employees, police said. The employee was taken to a back room where he was forced to open the restaurant’s safe.

    Police said the gunman threatened the employee not to look at him as he took about $4,000 in loose cash.

    Man Robs Islands Restaurant Employees at Gunpoint

    [LA] Man Robs Islands Restaurant Employees at Gunpoint
    Police are searching for a man who wore a bandanna and held employees at an Island restaurant at gunpoint while he stole $4,000 in Woodland Hills Sunday night. Reggie Kumar reports live from Woodland Hills for Today in LA on Monday, August 11, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug 11, 2014)

    The robber escaped through the back door and fled on foot. He was wearing all black including a hoodie and bandanna, police said.

    No employees were hurt in the incident. 

    Investigators were checking to see if any outside surveillance cameras caught the robbery in progress. The restaurant has no cameras inside, officials said.